Whether strolling along the beach, hiking in the Brecon Beacons, or skiing on the slopes of the Alps; walkie talkies are a great way to keep in touch and Motorola’s 2-Way Radios have long been servicing the needs of keen adventurers, and industry workers alike. We take a look at their latest range of license-free walkie talkies:
The Motorola TLKR T40
The TLKR T40 are Motorola’s entry level Two-Way radios so are low on spec, but high in value for money at only £28.99. Offering a range of up to 4km, these walkie talkies are easy to use, and ideal for more sporadic use, one-off trips, or for children.
- Pros: price, ease of use, decent range
- Cons: batteries not included
The Motorola TLKR T50
These are a marked step up from the T40, featuring re-chargeable batteries and a mains adaptor for charging each handset. The LCD display is larger and backlit, which is a useful extra if intending to use in low light conditions. The range of the TLKR T50 is up to 6km under ideal conditions so is better, but not noticeable unless using in wide open spaces (if hiking or skiing).
- Pros: rechargeable batteries(included), backlit LCD display, range
- Cons: At £44.99 for the twin, you'd be better off paying an extra £4 quid for the TLKR T60
The Motorola TLKR T60
The TLKR T60 also includes re-chargeable batteries in the pack along with a charging dock for more convenient charging of the handsets. Each handset boasts a socket for connecting a headset, which allows users to take full advantage of VOX (hands-free operation). And with a total range of up to 8km, battery life for 16 hours continuous use, and LCD backlit display; the TLKR T60 would be suitable for most outdoor activities: motorbike trips, hiking, skiing etc.
- Pros: headset socket, charging dock, range, battery life, value for money
- Cons: It would have been nice for the handsets to be certified splash/weatherproof
The Motorola TLKR T80
Built to a higher-specification, and really for more serious use, the TLKR T80 are a robust, easy to use set of Two-Way Radios. Boasting a range of up to 10km, a convenient integrated LED torch and a splash proof exterior, the TLKR T80 offers reliable performance. As with the T60, the handsets come with rechargeable batteries for up to 16 hours use, and a charging dock for both handsets.
- Pros: Extra range, good battery life, robust
The Motorola TLKR T80 Extreme
Rugged and all-weather proof, the TLKR T80 Extreme is capable of withstanding use in the harshest environments. Boasting a range of up to 10km, water-resistant exterior and vibrate alert; the Motorola TLKR T80 Extreme keeps you in touch on the wildest adventures and highest peaks. The pack comes with handy carry case for convenient transportation of the walkie talkies along with all the accessories.
- Pros: All-weather proof, long range, carry case
Whether looking for something basic from family holidays to leisure activities or something more advanced from intrepid explorers to demanding work environments; this new range of license-free two-way radios from Motorola has something for everyone.